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Brother Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, MFC-J491DW

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What We Like

  • Automatic document feeder and up to 100 sheet capacity
  • Features letter/legal size paper for flexible printing
  • Scan to popular Cloud services directly from the printer including Google Drive


  • Average display and design

About Brother Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, MFC-J491DW

Brother Work Smart Series MFC-J491DW wireless color inkjet all-in-one printer is easy-to-connect, compact, economical, and loaded with features and functionality that make it perfect for your home, home office, or dorm room. Delivers high-quality, reliable printing, copying, scanning, and faxing in a desk-friendly footprint to fit just about anywhere.

Results of our analysis:

We analyzed 244,282 reviews for 232 products in the Inkjet Printers category.

We then analyzed 2,794 reviews for this product. Of these, 157 reviews were recent.

Around 63% of reviews were positive and about 34% were negative.

Final Score:

9.13 out of 10, based on these factors:

  • Build quality
  • Compatibility
  • Controls and functionality
  • Customer support
  • Easy to use
  • Overall performance
  • Print quality
  • Technical support
  • Value for money
  • What buyers say about Brother Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, MFC-J491DW

    I will buy the extend warranty that will cover it out for four years, I think that is a no-brainier option, and I hope this helps.

    I bought one for my mom and discovered how good it was, even though it only had one of the features that she was looking for - the scanner, the document feeder, two-sided printing and so on.

    I haven't had the printer long enough to comment on the ink life or sturdiness of the unit, but it seems like it is more solid and feels sturdier than the one I replaced.

    It is a huge disappointment that wired Ethernet is not included, as the display provides each step to get going, and the ink cartridges are easy to install, slide and click, colorcoded and easy to match to the color code on the printer.

    I have been using this printer for a few months now and I have to say it is very easy to use and easy to set up, especially if you are a first time printer user.

    Common Questions


    Will it print in black if you run out of color?


    If you are printing in black, ink levels in the color cartridges don't matter; with the exception that every time you try to print something, the printer may slow you down with an error message notifying you that one or more ink levels are low.


    Does it have a scanning device?


    Yes. The Brother-J491DW All-in-One inkjet printer has a fax capability but I don't have it installed.


    I don't know if I need to install all the colors or if I can use black alone.


    Before print, it will give you an option to choose color or black, and you can also just use black.


    Does it print on paper of 12 x 12?


    I haven't had the chance to try it, but I think it won't be able to accommodate paper that wide.


    How many copies does the machine make of the original ink?


    The starter cartridge yield with this machine is 200 pages.

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